No More Cough Tea
A nasty cough has made its way around the community- all the way into our family. With the traveling and other hoopla we’ve been up to I ignored it for a couple days and hoped it would go away. Good plan right?
When it started to sound worse instead of better I decided I’d better get going with some treatment.
Better late than never…. this is what I used in strong teas (mixed with honey for taste):
-Red Clover, which is known for it’s anti-coughing agents (was the choice herb for Pertussis), and because my kind neighbor brought it over for me.
- Double E Immune Booster Tea
- Extra Elderberry
- Extra Echinacea
Non-Herbal Tea Actions:
The BEST cough syrup
Vitamin C (pill form)
No sugar/ Corn Syrup (it decreases your body’s capability to fight disease)
No processed foods
Lots of fluids (water & tea)
The cough didn’t go away immediately (I should have started treatment at first sign), but it did decrease and in a few days was gone!
Others, who had the same virus, eventually developed Bronchitis or had a cough that lasted 3-4 weeks-Terrible!
You really can avoid many illnesses through the use of high quality foods (including herbs)….. and I am thankful that we have access to the knowledge and the herbs all around us available for use – Red Clover, Elderberry & Echinacea all grow within walking distance to my front door.
ABC Herbal is one of my favorite books to get you started in taking care of your family- naturally.
This post is linked over at HeavenlyHomemakers (a blog I enjoy) for Gratituesday!